How Much Do Teacup Yorkies Cost?


There is no such thing as a "teacup" dog. "Teacup" is a cute name for a runt, and runts often have more health problems than regular-sized dogs of the breed. Anyway, the yorkie standard prohibits dogs from weighing more than 7 pounds and even a 7 pound dog is tiny.

An Important Message About “Teacup” Yorkies:
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Special circumstances often come with extra tiny dogs. They are extremely susceptible to both hereditary and non-hereditary health problems, including birth defects that may go undetected for a long time. Other common problems may include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, vomiting, along with extra and expensive tests prior to routine teeth cleanings and surgeries. Small ones are more likely to have poor reactions to anesthesia and die from it. Tiny dogs are more easily injured by falls, being stepped on and being attacked by other dogs. These health problems nearly always result in large veterinary bills.
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Please take this into consideration and make purchasing a healthy pet your top priority, not size. The “novelty” is certainly not worth the pain, heartbreak, or extra expense. Remember, all Yorkies are comparatively small. The most important thing is finding a healthy puppy that will grow into a healthy adult,
especially since you looking at an 11 to 15 year commitment with your Yorkie.

From http://www.ytca.org/faq.html#A

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12 Responses to “How Much Do Teacup Yorkies Cost?”

  1. Hymei says:

    1000-2000 last time I check the pet store
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  2. lisagrndy says:

    upwards of £300.00 gbp
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  3. dobiegang says:

    Here is a site where you can look around & see what they are going for. Kinda like window shopping. lol http://puppyfind.com find you breed & look around. You may have to create a login, but I'm not real sure since it has been awhile since I've been on that site.
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  4. walkinglady says:

    "Teacup" anythings are merely undersized dogs bred by unscrupulous back yard breeders and sold for mega dollars to gullible people. If you want a yorkie, get a yorkie from a reputable breeder – you and your wallet will be glad you did!
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  5. Mean Missy says:

    $750-1500. The real cost is the vet tho, you'll be in a lot with your runty sick little "teacup" so get to know a good one.
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  6. KM says:

    There is no such thing as a "teacup" dog. "Teacup" is a cute name for a runt, and runts often have more health problems than regular-sized dogs of the breed. Anyway, the yorkie standard prohibits dogs from weighing more than 7 pounds and even a 7 pound dog is tiny.

    An Important Message About “Teacup” Yorkies:
    .
    Special circumstances often come with extra tiny dogs. They are extremely susceptible to both hereditary and non-hereditary health problems, including birth defects that may go undetected for a long time. Other common problems may include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, vomiting, along with extra and expensive tests prior to routine teeth cleanings and surgeries. Small ones are more likely to have poor reactions to anesthesia and die from it. Tiny dogs are more easily injured by falls, being stepped on and being attacked by other dogs. These health problems nearly always result in large veterinary bills.
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    Please take this into consideration and make purchasing a healthy pet your top priority, not size. The “novelty” is certainly not worth the pain, heartbreak, or extra expense. Remember, all Yorkies are comparatively small. The most important thing is finding a healthy puppy that will grow into a healthy adult,
    especially since you looking at an 11 to 15 year commitment with your Yorkie.

    From http://www.ytca.org/faq.html#A
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    2nd year vet tech student

  7. Back Stabbath says:

    Never ever get a dog from a pet store. They are often diseased and are sold to the store by irresponsible breeders who don't want their runts, or puppy mills.

    I advise against getting a "teacup" dog of any breed, its just a fancy term for unhealthy runts. There are loads of brilliant little yorkies in shelters, get one from there. Save a life.
    Seriously, don't buy a "teacup", its a con. Definitly get one from a rescue centre/shelter. They have really really great dogs there. I've adopted them before, they have all breeds and crossbreeds, and are perfect pets. They are a lot cheaper too if not free, but thats not the point.

    Good luck.
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  8. doug0102 says:

    The smaller the dog, the more it costs. A "teacup" may cost up to $3,000
    Do NOT get a teacup, not a Yorkie, not any other dog. They are not healthy, they get sick all the time.
    Actually there's no such thing a teacup. Sometimes a very small puppy is born by accident and then they breed this dog with another very small one and so on, but no respectable breeder will do it because this way you breed sick dogs.
    A standard for a Yorkie is 7 lbs. If you are lucky and find a puppy, which will be about 5 lbs when grown, you get a very small and healthy dog, but if it's 4 lbs or less, you are getting a dog which may or may not live long.
    Yorkie is a great dog, but get a normal one.
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    An owner of a 5 lb Yorkie.

  9. itchianna says:

    Depends on the breeder, ours was 1700. My brother found one for 800, but his other one was 2000.
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  10. faith.trust*` says:

    Too much. Irresponsible breeders and puppy mills can put a fancy name on an extra small dog just to make lots of money. If you're looking to get a Yorkshire Terrier, I suggest you look into a Yorkie rescue or a responsible and reputable breeder who does NOT breed "teacups" and is helping to improve the breed.
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  11. Kit_kat says:

    they don't cost anything because there is no such thing as a teacup yorkie.
    A yorkie is in the toy breed and they can be from 2 pound up.
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  12. Alexis R says:

    WALKING LADY has the right idea. They are abnormally small runts bred for their abnormally small size. They are WAY overpriced b/c recently people are obsessed with getting a super small dog . Just buy a regular healthy yorkie, they aren't that big at all. Maybe a couple pounds heavier and thats it. Not only is there no such thing as a"teacup" , but they commonly have health problems that a regular healthy yorkie wouldn't have.
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